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The Commitments (Soundtrack)
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 28 March 2000
Andrew Strong's powerful vocals combined with the soulful backup vocals are perfected by the great tight arrangements of these American Soul classics. The movie storyline is only fair but it's more than made up for by the incredible music created by this band and singers. The hardest working band in Dublin.
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21 of 23 people found the following review helpful
on 21 March 2001
After watching the film, many times, felt compelled to purchase the cd, glad I did - brilliant listening, totally addictive, and with a unique sound of their own, have sinced copied it for the car. Tried to purchase Andrew Strong's debut cd but with no luck, still waiting
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on 8 February 2008
the wonderful soundtrack of the Commitments, vol 1+ vol 2 in a wonderful Deluxe edition and a fancy and respectable package. include 5 songs of Andrew strong.

i do not think there is a compliment that was not told on the wonderful cover of the songs (include Midnight Hour,Chain of Fools, At The Dark End Of The Street, Mustang Sally and more ) and about the strong voice of andrew strong.

but this is a wonderful item to keep.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on 20 December 2000
From the first rip roaring song which is a cover of the classic Wilson Pickett number MUSTANG SALLY, this CD is more than you could have possibly expected. The Commitments take you through the journey of soul and in turn bring awareness of the respect to be given to such wonderful music. Andrew Strong's vocal prescence is incredibly powerful, stirring all emotions into each song. The arrangements of each song are clever and however hard you may imagine, they do manage to deliver. This is no easy task, as they cover so many of the modern soul classics that people know and love. Highlights on the album for me are the superb, adrenline filled versions of Mr Pitiful, Midnight hour and Try a Litle tenderness, and in contrast, the beautiful and talented female vocals of do right woman, do right man. THE MUSIC MADE THE FILM, AND THE MUSIC IS SOMETHING TO TREASURE.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
VINE VOICEon 22 March 2004
Just as the film made a lively job of translating Roddy Doyle's homespun tale of Dublin squalor alleviated through dreams, so the music to accompany the film is a collection of spunky soul covers delivered with panache and (in view of the early amateurishness portrayed in the film) fine musicianship.
In fact, this collection is far more than soul - it's great party music to be enjoyed totally on its merits. Andrew Strong roars these songs with a voice coming up from his bootstraps - a male Janis Joplin singing classic soul songs with feeling and raw emotion. And in truth, it's very difficult not to be carried along, tap your feet, sing along and have a great time in the process.
Moral of the tale: Have fun and don't take life too seriously!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 3 December 1999
The best track on this C.D is certainly Mustang Sally. Just listening to it takes you back to the film. Though all the others are superb too! Strong's version of Pickett's 'In the Midnight Hour'was brilliant and still played in club's all round the country, wheras the version of Aretha Franklin's 'Chain of Fools' was almost as gritty and heart felt as the original masterpiece!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 22 May 2009
Once you have listened to the Commitments CD and watched the DVD of the film, you will be a fan for life!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 1 October 2011
The Commitments are very good. I bought the CD for "Mustang Sally": the way they interpret the song is beautiful. I enjoyed listening to the other songs as well. Thank you for the music.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 10 November 2010
1. Mustang Sally
2. Take Me To The River
3. Chain Of Fools
4. Dark End Of The Street
5. Destination Anywhere
6. I Can't Stand The Rain
7. Try A Little Tenderness
8. Treat Her Right
9. Do Right Woman Do Right Man
10. Mr Pitiful
11. I Never Loved A Man
12. In The Midnight Hour
13. Bye Bye Baby
14. Slip Away
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 16 August 2009
Excellent recording - this is the third time I've bought this CD as the others "went missing" with family members and friends. It's still excellent!
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